The Chicago Fire will not be kicking their feet up and relaxing during the upcoming off week. The team will be hosting Minnesota United FC, formerly known as the Minnesota Stars FC, of the North America Soccer League in a friendly this upcoming Friday. Per the press release from Chicago-Fire.com:
On Wednesday, the Carolina RailHawks, Minnesota Stars and Tampa Bay Rowdies all announced players they are re-signing who had option years on their contracts. A number of other players were also announced for the Rowdies who had signed new multi-year contracts. Carolina RailHawks The Carolina RailHawks will be bringing back the core of their team.
Much has been happening in the last several weeks around the North American Soccer League. Here's a NASL recap with some inside rumors and talk. Player Moves Some teams have already been announcing player moves while other teams have been pretty quite. Under the NASL rules, teams have 30 days to notify the league office [.
"We sat in this very room not even two years ago, January 2011, with this day in mind," said Djorn Buchholz, Minnesota Stars FC CEO. Buchholz was speaking at the well attended Minnesota Stars FC press conference on Thursday afternoon that introduced millionaire Dr. Bill McGuire as the new owner of the team.
The Minnesota Stars FC held their press conference on Thursday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis to announce the new owner of the team, Dr. Bill McGuire. KSTP-5 checks in with a video report of the well attended event.
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William (Bill) McGuire, former CEO of UnitedHealth Care, will be announced by North American Soccer League Commissioner David Downs as the new owner of the Minnesota Stars FC professional soccer team on Thursday afternoon at a press conference held at Brit's Pub in Minneapolis, Minn. The owners of the 7 other NASL teams have been [.
The Minnesota Stars FC will hold a press conference on Thursday afternoonNov. 8,at 3:00 p.m. at Brits Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall; Minneapolis, Minn.,to introduce the teams new ownership group. The North American Soccer League announced last Friday that after two years of being owned by the league, a local Minnesota ownership group had acquired the [.
With the end of the NASL regular season, IMS takes a look at some of the top young, up-and-coming players who are 24 years of age or younger and who MLS should be inviting into training camps in the offseason. In Alphabetical order: Jeff Attinella Age 24 (Goalkeeper Tampa Bay Rowdies) Real Salt [.
The Minnesota Stars FC, who play in the North American Soccer League, have a new owner after a 2 year search. That announcement was made this afternoon by league office in Miami, Fla. Earlier in the week NASL commissioner David Downs had told IMS that the sale was immanent. Sources have speculated that the ownership [.
MIAMI (November 2, 2012) – The North American Soccer League announced today that an agreement has been reached in principle with a local Minnesota-based ownership group that will enable the Minnesota Stars FC, the 2011 NASL Champions and this season's runners-up, to play in the league in the spring and fall championship seasons next year.
The North American Soccer League announced this afternoon that the league have reached an agreement with local Minnesota-base ownership group to take over the Stars for the 2013 season. The new ownership group was discussed at the NASL Board of Governors meeting last weekend and the sale was ratified by a vote today.
Episode 18 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is here.
In this episode we discuss the MLS Playoffs (my favorite time of the year), and the end of the NASL season that saw our beloved Minnesota Stars FC lose to the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the Final in a Penalty Kick Shootout, then we go to the Stars end of the season party and interview team captain Kyle Altman and head coach Manny Lagos.
Welcome to episode #51 of the IMSoccer News North American Soccer League Podcast. This week Jay (Yankiboy) Long, Gerry Whittmannand yours trulyBrian Quarstad have a lively discussion about the most recent activities in the NASL. You can find all past episodes of the North American Soccer League Podcast here and the RSS Feed here.
Chances are good that the Minnesota Stars organization with live to see another season and better yet, the league-owned team will have new local owners, possibly by weeks end. Several sources told IMS over the weekend that the North American Soccer League's Board of Governors "did not take a vote" at the meetings held on [.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies are the new NASL champions thanks in large part to NASL Best XI goalkeeper Jeff Attinella who made three saves in a penalty kick shootout which decided the outcome of the match on Saturday night. Attinella, a Clearwater, Florida native, thrilled 6,208 fans at a sold out Al Lang Stadium in [.
For Minnesota Stars FC, playing as visitors in the second leg of the NASL Championship Series is nothing new. They experienced it last year, traveling to South Florida before playing to a scoreless draw and capturing the NASL crown.
That scenario is not one the Tampa Bay Rowdies are hoping repeats itself.
It's the finals! We made it! This long journey we both started on has finally culminated in this. The second best team of the regular season taking on the team everyone said had no chance, but decided not to listen to you idiots, and is now on the cusp of winning a second straight North American Soccer League title from a sixth seed position.
For the second straight year, Minnesota Stars FC will head to Florida with a two-goal cushion in the NASL Championship Series.
The sixth-seeded Stars won the first leg of the series at home on Saturday night, grabbing a 2-0 upset win over the No. 2 seed Tampa Bay Rowdies as NSC Stadium. Both goals came in the second half, with Amani Walker and Martin Nunez each finding the back of the net to send the 4,642 fans in attendance into a frenzy.
As would be expected, players and coaches of the Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Stars had a wide gamut of emotions after Saturday evenings 2-0 win for Minnesota. The victory for the Stars is only half the battle as the team will now have to travel to Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida for [..
In arguably the most entertaining and intense match of the year, the Minnesota Stars FC defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-0 on Saturday night at the NSC Stadium in front of the 2nd largest crowd (4,642) this season. A 67th minute wonder striker by Amani Walker was needed to beat NASL Best XI goalkeeper Jeff [.
On Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. the unlikely Minnesota Stars FC, who were the 6th seeded team in the NASL, will begin their 2-legged championship series against the Tampa Bay Rowdies at the National Sports Center Stadium in Blaine, Minn. The Stars will attempt to defend their place as reigning NASL Soccerbowl Champions.
Scott Clasen and Jake Frantzen of NSCtv interviewed Minnesota Stars FC player/coach Kevin Friedland and captain Kyle Altman and talked to them about what makes this team so special and how they seem to elevate their game each season at playoff time. xxx
For the second year in a row, the Minnesota Stars FC are in the NASL 2-legged Championship series coming into the tournament as a 6th seed. And for the second year in a row, major league sports franchises in the Twin Cities have lent a helping hand to support the Division 2 Stars who are [...]
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During the Minnesota Vikings stadium campaign,owner Zygi Wilf and his brother Mark, made it known that if built, the organization had a possible interest in bringing soccer to their new facility with Major League Soccer also being mentioned. While some soccer fans felt it was a ploy to get backing for the stadium others were [.
Brian Quarstad, who is from Minnesota and has extensively covered the second division Minnesota Stars FC for his IMSoccer News website, was gracious enough to come by and give us more information about Kyle Atlman and Matt Van Oekel, two D.C. United trialists from the Stars. You should also check out his Twitter feed for more details about the possible integration of the MLS Reserve League and USL Pro.
As D.C. United begins their preseason with indoor training in Washington, D.C., there are a number of trialist who are with the team. Typically, these trialists are shed as the preseason wears on, but often one or two will stick. So, besides Diego Restrepo, who are these trialists?
Matt Van Oekel (G, Minnesota Stars): Van Oekel has played in 32 games in three years for the Minnesota Stars of NASL and played with the Minnesota Thunder before that.
Minnesota Stars prove once again their special relationship with fanebase. The team that dedicated their 2012 away uniform to their fans and just days ago announced that the players themselves would buy a ticket for any Minnesota Stars supporter who travels to St. Petersburg, Florida for the 2nd leg of the NASL Championship, have once [.
This is just 'nice', y'know? What you're about to see is a group of players from MLS side Minnesota Stars who are already in Pies' good books for, a) having an Admiral kit and, b) having an incredibly cool Admiral kit- led by defender/assistant coach Kevin Friedland, take a mosey on down to their local park to visit an amateur side made up of loyal Stars supporters and reciprocate the love by handing out a fresh new replica kit to the lads in question and staying to roar them on from the sidelines.
The Minnesota Stars FC reached the NASL Championship Finals for the second consecutive season, eliminating the regular seasonchampion San Antonio Scorpions 2-1 Sunday evening at Heroes Field in Texas. The Stars will meet the Tampa Bay Rowdies next Saturday at their home NSC Field, with the second leg of the Championship Finals occurring Saturday October [.
A little bandito. That's what Jorge Mentado felt like as 9-year-old kid during a fleeting moment of his life. It happened once during the days he spent growing up in Cuernavaca, a city in Morelos, Mexico. Mentado found himself sprinting away from a police officer. He incurred the wild, sporadic whistling from the officer on [.
The Inaugural season for the San Antonio Scorpions came to a close this weekend, as the Alamo city fell 2-1 at home (2-1 aggregate) to defending champion Minnesota Stars in the semifinals. A 21st minute red card was given to golden boot winner Pablo Campos, who had earlier given them the lead, after a head butt during an altercation.